NFL and NCAA Teaming Up to Make the Sport Safer
According to recent reports, the National Football League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association are working together to help make the game of football safer. The questions remain: What needs to be done and how can it work?
This not only includes prevention and treatment of injuries, but also includes a focus on lower-body injuries and concussions—which have a correlation between the two. Here are some of the things that are happening with regard to what the two leagues are doing.
Questioning the Equipment
According to the discussions in the report, players are inquiring more about the safety of specific equipment, including helmets and the ability to prevent concussions. Furthermore, coaches are more interested in the various ways to help reduce how many injuries occur during practice.
The NFL is able to show the NCAA some of the equipment, safety initiatives, and other data they receive to help spread the information regarding injury prevention and treatment. However, there are still potential problems regarding how certain situations are handled.
While Concussions are Decreasing, There are Still Problems
From 2017 to 2018, the number of concussions decreased from 281 to 214. Of course, this is just based off of the number of concussions reported. There are still those that may be hidden for one reason or another.
For those concussions not reported, you have to wonder if there were any additional injuries or concussions resulting from the player being allowed back in the game before being fully healed. If this was the case, additional damage can be considered an act of negligence.
At Shrader & Associates, we want the same thing—for the game to be as safe as possible. Unfortunately, many in the world of college football do not have the long-term resources and financial security that professionals do and any injury can impact the player’s entire life.
Our sports injury lawyers work hard to help you protect your rights and pursue the compensation you need following a concussion caused by negligence. When you need to understand your legal rights and pursue the compensation and justice you need, we’re here for you every step of the way.